Monday, August 26, 2013

Puppy Chow

I needed a simple recipe to share with you this week.  I'm exhausted after my first full week back to work (half of which I spent in the Cities at our office for in-service training - which mean staying in a hotel and being away from home because its 2 1/2 hours away).
And this past weekend, it's been HOT.  Summer has returned with a vengeance this last week of August and its supposed to be over 90 and very humid every day.  I don't like the heat.  So the thought of turning on the oven to bake cookies or something else was not appealing.
But even so, I wanted to be able to make a sweet treat for my husband for this week coming up.  Solution - puppy chow - quick and easy AND no oven needed.  Just the microwave.  Just what I needed this week.
So enjoy this classic recipe and stay cool!
 Puppy Chow
Adapted from Chex Mix

  • 9 cups of Chex Mix - use rice Chex mix for a Gluten free option!
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) Margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Measure the cereal into a large bowl.  I like to use my big Tupperware mixing bowl with the lid- just one bowl plus the measuring cup gets dirty then!  In a 2 cup or larger microwaveable bowl, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter for 1 min on high power in the microwave.  Stir.  Microwave for an additional 30 seconds or until the mixture can be stirred smooth.  Add in the vanilla and mix.  Pour chocolate mixture over the cereal and stir with a large spoon until all the cereal is evenly coated.  Pour the powdered sugar over the cereal, place lid on bowl and shake well until the powdered sugar covers the cereal.  Allow to cool.  Cover and store in cool place.
Today is the student's first day back at school, so it's sure to be a busy day for me!

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  1. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  2. I'm a new follower! Carrie,

  3. It HAS been hot the last few days! This is a great snack idea. Thansk for sharing it, I'm sure my kids will love it! And thanks for linking up with Pin It Tuesday!

  4. My aunt make a version of this snack she calls Muddy Buddies. It's delicious. I'll be giving your Puppy Chow version a try. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31. And hope your work is slowing down a little.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have had a great weekend and have a fabulous week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. I am not a big chocolate person, but I like me a little puppy chow every now and then. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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